Statements

ALP is sometimes called on to take a public stance on issues affecting the LGBTSTGNC community. The following statements reflect the analysis of ALP’s staff, volunteers, board, and many of the community leaders and allies with whom the organization organizes.

Statement: A Different Kind of Morning in America

Revolution is not a one-time event. It is becoming always vigilant for the smallest opportunity to make genuine change…it is learning to address each other’s difference with respect. – Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider, 1984 Read more.

Statement: ALP Position Statement on Marriage

As an organization run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender (LGBTST) People of Color communities, The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) unequivocally supports the right of LGBTST individuals to access civil marriage. This statement is intended to briefly articulate some of the underpinnings of our position. It is not meant to be a comprehensive document, as much of the existing literature on the topic generated by members of LGBTST communities explain aspects of contemporary debates on the subject well. Rather, this statement is intended to articulate some of the aspects of ALP’s position on the subject that are not currently discussed as broadly. Read more.

Statement: Open Letter to LGBTST Communities Opposing War

As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, and Transgender (LGBTST) organizations and individuals of conscience in the U.S., we stand in opposition to the strategies, policies and practices of the U.S. government's "War on Terrorism". While the U.S. government prepares for an escalated, public and pre-emptive war against Iraq -- and declares the doctrine of pre-emptive military strikes central to the national security strategy of the U.S. -- we call on LGBTST communities to join with other peace-seeking communities in opposing war, and struggling for peace with justice. As residents in this country, we recognize our special responsibility to speak and act out against unjust and immoral U.S. government action (both within and outside the borders of this country). Read more.

Statement: For All The Ways They Say We Are, No One Is Illegal

The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) celebrates a growing movement for immigrant rights in the United States. We proudly marched and stood with other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit,Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) organizations and individuals, organizations from the LGBT community, and organizations from the Queens-based Immigrant Communities in Action coalition on April 10, 2006. Read more.